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1988 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT ASC MCLAREN Convertible Only 42,000 Miles RARE 5 Speed!

  • Location: Saukville, Wisconsin, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: McLaren
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: LX
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 42839
  • VIN: 1FABP40E8JF204198
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 5.0L Gas V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: --, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Cruise Control
  • Fuel: gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Safety options: Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Brakes, Passenger Airbag
  • Options: --, Leather Seats, Convertible, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1988 Ford Mustang LX Description

In the 80s, the customers who wanted a little more luxury with their vehicles bought a Mercury Capri and if you wanted more performance you would go with the ASC/McLaren. Both versions of this car came as a brainchild of engineer Peter Muscat, who created an SL-esque convertible roof for the mechanically similar Mustang. He was able to convince Mercury to offer some limited support for this new project. The Capris was contracted to be built by the American Sunroof Company (ASC) who was partnered up with the McLaren. ASC also decided to offer a coupe version with a few upgrades. Even though customers were impressed by both coupe and convertible options, the biggest issue was pricing. The Convertible option added $12k to the $10k base price of the 5.0 L Capri which was already about $6k more expensive than the GT convertible. Also, the ASC/McLaren coupe was only $4k more expensive than the Capri that it was based, but didn’t find a huge number of buyers. Once the Capri production was finally halted, ASC/McLaren offered a version of the Mustang convertible. Throughout this process Muscat and ASC had disagreements over licensing and royalties which ended in a stop in production in 1990.

ASC/McLaren 5.0 SC19845025
1985257150 + 30 Grand Prix IV cars
1986245115 + 47 EuroCoupes
ASC/McLaren Ford Mustang

1988 Ford Mustang ASC MCLAREN Convertible. #861/1015. Only 42,839 miles. I spoke with the head of the ASC McLaren Registry and he said it is one of 6.8% made with this color combo and COULD BE 1/1 or 2 with a 5 speed manual transmission. New tires, new battery, A/C converted to R134a and works great!. Condition is used and is sold as is.